A Journey Into Sunset

A Journey Into Sunset

A journey to the coast to catch the setting sun.

    Location - Oregon - Coast - Hwy. 101
    Points - Heceta Head | Florence
    Time - Evening, March 31st, 2018
    Equipment - Canon EOS 80D | EF-S 18-135mm USM

Sunset Mountains

Sunset Mountains

A last minute sprint to the mountains to capture the setting sun over the snowy mountains.

    Location - Oregon - Willamette National Forest - Hwy. 20
    Points - Hogg Rock | Three Fingered Jack | Mt. Washington | Three Sisters
    Time - Evening, February 10th, 2018
    Equipment - Canon EOS 80D | EF-S 18-135mm USM | EF 50mm STM

Blue Moon

Blue Moon

The night of the complete lunar eclipse, the blood moon. Unfortunately, the weather had other plans. These images were capture earlier in the night of the second full moon of the month coinciding with the perigee in the moon's orbit, creating a Super Blue Moon. 

    Location - Oregon - Eugene
    Time - 8:30pm - January 30th, 2018
    Equipment - Canon EOS 80D | EF-S 18-135mm USM | EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Snowy Mountains

Snowy Mountains

    Location - Oregon - Willamette National Forest - Hwy. 20
    Points - Hogg Rock | Three Findered Jack | Mt. Washington | Three Sisters | Black Butte
    Time - October 15th, 2017
    Equipment - Canon EOS 80D | EF-S 18-135mm USM | EF 50mm f/1.8 STM | DJI Mavic Pro

Sahalie Falls

Sahalie Falls

For my inexperience, between the deep shadows, bright hotspots, and mist, this was a very difficult shoot. I hadn't yet learned about exposure bracketing nor did I have a tripod. Long exposures required the combination of a gorilla pod, a conveniently located fence, and patience. But never waste an opportunity and this these shots gave me a great opportunity to mess around in Lightroom.

I will take another shot at the falls soon.

    Location - Oregon - Sahalie Falls - Hwy. 20
    Time - Midday, October 15th, 2017
    Equipment - Canon EOS 80D | EF-S 18-135mm USM

Coast with my Dad

Coast with my Dad

A trip to the coast with my dad for his birthday.

As you can see in a number of the photos, I played around with the colors and lighting beginning with Peter McKinnon's excellent Lightroom presets.

    Location - Oregon - Coast
    Points - Heceta Head | Florence
    Time - September 123rd, 2017
    Equipment - Canon EOS 80D | EF-S 18-135mm USM

Drone From Above

Drone From Above

Some of the earliest photos from my drone; a DJI Mavic Pro.

    Location - Oregon - Eugene
    Time - September 9th, 2017
    Equipment - DJI Mavic Pro
 

Escaping the Smoke

Escaping the Smoke

Smoky Sunset

Smoky Sunset

Taken during the heavy smoke from multiple nearby forest fires in the southern Willamette Valley. Taken on top of the reservoir at the top of College Hill.

    Location - Eugene, Oregon
    Time - August 28th, 2017
    Equipment - Canon EOS 80D

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

    Location - Peoria, Oregon - Peoria County Park
    Points - 2017 Solar Eclipse
    Time - 10:26am, August 21st, 2017
    Equipment - Canon PowerShot SX 1 IS | Solar Filter Film | GoPro Hero 5 Session

Solar Eclipse Preparation

Trying out the solar filter in preparation for the August 21st Solar Eclipse. If you look closely at the photos of the sun you can see a line of 4 sunspots that would be visible again in a few days during the solar eclipse.

    Location - Eugene, Oregon
    Time - August 19th, 2017
    Equipment - Canon SX1 IS

The Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains

I decided on an impromptu trip up the Old McKenzie Highway to catch the sunset. Heavy smoke lingered in the area on the way up coming from the Eugene-side, but was quite clear at the top. I later discovered that the Milli Fire had begun the day before and would close the highway for the season shortly after my trip. I had brought my DJI Mavic Pro but had a helicopter operating in the area. I kept several pictures that I normally would have discarded only just to see the difference when the highway reopens.

    Location - Oregon - Old McKenzie Highway (Hwy 242)
    Time - August 12th, 2017
    Equipment - Canon SX1 IS | iPhone 6 Plus